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Curiosity Landing Coverage?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by shendley, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Davenlr

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    Only on C band with a 5' or larger dish... or http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv?rmalang=en_US
     

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  2. Davenlr

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    Well, this is from DirecTv's facebook page asking how many people will be watching:

    Looks like there are SOME people interested :)
     
  3. shendley

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    Watching the Nasa Channel's coverage and they don't have the aspect right. I've run through all of the various format options on my tv and HDDVR (Directv) and the right and left sides are being cut off. Overall, not a big deal. Still, wish they could get it right.

    And, by the way, here's a big thumbs up for space exploration!
     
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    Wow!:joy:
     
  6. yosoyellobo

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    Great show.
     
  7. P Smith

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    Congrat to all participants !
    That's something !
    [Eating peanuts does really helped :)]
     
  8. Davenlr

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    Here you go. Congrats to NASA!!!

    Apparently they had so many people trying to watch, both the Nasa and JPL websites crashed. Glad to see there is still interest.
     

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    Curiosity News Briefing coming ... not earlier than 11:15 pm PDT
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    While we are currently without a delivery vehicle for manned space flight Curiosity's successful entry and landing on Mars proves we still have what it takes. Nice job NASA!
     
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    Out of how many million subscribers?


    This 'search for ET' stuff should be privately funded.

    Disband NASA, or at least or at least merge it with NWS for near-space and solar observation.
     
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    Which is irrelevant.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    But it's a bit of a tangent. If you're analyzing the geology, you might as well run a few extra tests while you're there. The fact that dinosaurs existed on earth can be considered irrelevant to modern life (other than fossil fuels etc), but doesn't mean we shouldn't know about them.
     
  15. pablo

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    Watched the HD stream last night. Exhilarating. Not like the Moon landing, of course (I'm too young to have witnessed that), but still very very special. Man, how I wish we would actually go back to the Moon and further outer space, including Mars. People, I mean, not robots. HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" is one of my all-time favorite miniseries precisely because it's all about that wonder that was around that era of space exploration. I'm with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, it's so sad no human has ever left low-Earth orbit in more than three decades. At least, there are some tentative plans for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, but we should at least get back to the Moon. That's the one and only thing I agree on with Gingrich :)
     
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    Yes this is exactly the kind of thing we should be spending our money on! We need things that are going to inspire us to reach higher and try harder! Things that inspire people to want to learn about math, science and engineering, the more people we have with this sort of education the better off we'll all be. Seems to me we don't spend nearly enough for NASA! Way to go Curiousity! :goodjob::flag::icon_da:
     
  17. Davenlr

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    I agree. Build spaceships instead of fighter jets. Just how many of those jets do we really need anyway? This isnt the 60's. No one is going to attack us with their army. If they attack us, its going to be viral, stealth, or terrorists. We need to get back to square one, and educate our kids to know more about life than cell phones and video games.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    Maybe we need to make the games harder to run. Back when I was a young kid, I actually had to learn memory management to play my games, editing the config.sys and autoexec.bat files etc to get more kilobytes of RAM back before the days of memmaker. Especially when I had only 384k of conventional. Or IRQ conflicts. I think sometimes it took a good 30 minutes to get things just right for it to run, and was quite educational. Not to say that there aren't other things to learn.
     
  19. Davenlr

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    Instead of games being harder, they should be more realistic. Pay $40 for the game, plug it in or load it... Practice in the practice round. Then play the game. When you get shot the first time, the disc self destructs. Want to play again, go buy another copy.

    Never understood the concept of getting killed, and then keep on playing.
     
  20. Charise

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    I've been looking forward to this for months, and it's exciting that NASA was able to create this intricate landing method and pull it off!! Nothing can compete with manned spaceflight, but this was definitely cool! :D
     

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